Pompey fans honour crash victim Gary Martin at away match

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POMPEY fans rose to their feet and applauded in the 53rd minute of today's match in honour of a road crash victim.

Gary Martin, of Gosport, would have turned 53 today but tragically died in a crash with a truck in Eastern Road on Wednesday.

It happened on Eastern Road in Portsmouth at its junction with Kirpal Road at 6.28am.

Moped rider Mr Martin was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham but died of his injuries.

Cambridge and Portsmouth fans applauded to mark Mr Martin's death.

Pompey's Conor Chaplin, who scored the only goal of the match, dedicated the game to Mr Martin.

Floral tributes left for Gary Martin

Floral tributes left for Gary Martin

Mr Martin's niece Michelle Ralph yesterday called for Pompey fans to honour the Pompey-mad 52-year-old's death at the away game at Cambridge United today.

In a message to The News today she said: 'On behalf of Gary Martin's wife and the whole family, she would like to say thank you from the bottom of her heart for the tribute Gary received from both sets of fans, Paul Cook, and all who helped spread the word.

'Thank you.'

His family have left floral tributes at the scene of the fatal crash.